Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "The development of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) allowed the field to evaluate the principles of vascular anatomy, which is often underestimated by coronary angiography. Furthermore, IVUS image technologies were developed to obtain improved characterization of plaque composition. However, since spatial resolution of IVUS is insufficient to distinguish details of plaque morphology, a broad adoption of this technology in clinical practice was missing."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Optical coherence tomography is a light-based imaging modality with higher spatial resolution compared to IVUS, which enables the assessment of vascular anatomy with great detail."
For more information on this research see: Expectations and limitations of contemporary intravascular imaging: lessons learned from pathology. Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, 2014;12(5):601-11 (see also Pathology).
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